Monday, April 26, 2004
The Fast And The Furious
There is indeed a commnity of quite resourceful Apple users who tinker with the inner workings of their machines to squeeze out a few more megahertz of clock speed from the Power PC G4 processors.
Rivals Mix Up Digital Music
Apple dominates online music with an estimated 50% market share. Its iPod is the best-selling portable digital music player. But Internet analysts suggest the next year may not be as rosy as the first.
Apple Ramps-Up PowerBook Graphics
ATI has announced that Apple's newly upgraded 15- and 17-inch PowerBook G4 notebooks feature the Mobility Radeon 9700 graphics card, "the world's fastest mobile graphics processing unit."
New iTunes DRM-Remover Emerges
FairTunes is a new application that strips the digital rights management protection from songs purchased at the iTunes Music Store.
Google Co-Founder Promises Safari Compatibility WIth GMail
Google co-founder Sergey Brin noted that he was "embarrassed" that Gmail's beta doesn't support Safari, but said that they will add Safari support before its public release.
Calpers Chokes On Apple
The campaign by the nation's largest pension fund has amounted to little more than background noise.
Apple Closes Project Enabling Fair Use Of Music
Apple has sent a cease and desist letter to an organisation in India, which provides hosting for distributed development of free software projects, and forced it to take down a software project that can be used to enable fair use of music purchased from Apple's iTunes music service.
Technology And Show Business Kiss And Make Up
With growth slowing in both entertainment and technology, players on both sides started to accept an uncomfortable reality: they simply could not afford to go on fighting.
Apple's iPod Strategy Is Familiar Tune
It's unclear that working with Real and other music services would boost iPod sales. Googoo-eyed iPod users do not begin their testimonials by saing, "music downloads changed my life," or "I can't live without my MP3s." What they say is iPod, iPod, iPod.